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You only have the print copy of a book and I want an ebook? (or vice versa)
Viewed 22888 times since Tue, Dec 13, 2016
You only have the print copy of a book and I want an ebook? (or vice versa) Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Subject librarians aim to buy online books where possible.A decision is usually made based on: Number of students on... Read More
I can’t find a book in the library?
Viewed 21768 times since Tue, Dec 13, 2016
I can't find a book in the library? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students If you can't find the book you want in our libraries, you have a number of options. If you need help, contact the library.  If all the copies of a book are out... Read More
How much of an ebook can I print?
Viewed 20020 times since Thu, Dec 22, 2016
How much of an ebook can I print? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students This can vary enormously from one ebook supplier/platform to another. Details of how much you can print from various ebooks can be found in our Ebook functiona... Read More
Why does the Library charge fines?
Viewed 19691 times since Wed, Dec 7, 2016
Why does the Library charge fines? Aimed at:  Everyone Fines are charged to discourage people from holding on to high demand items: books which have been requested by other people or which are in Reserve Collections; laptops, charging lockers a... Read More
How do I borrow books and other items from the Library?
Viewed 19335 times since Tue, Dec 6, 2016
How do I borrow books and other items from the Library? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students  When you want to borrow or return something to the library, just use one of our self-service kiosks. You can also check your library acc... Read More
Can I use other libraries?
Viewed 19281 times since Tue, Dec 6, 2016
Can I use other libraries? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students. Yes! Edinburgh Napier University is a member of the Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) Access scheme.Once you register with the scheme, y... Read More
A book on a reading list is always on loan, what can I do?
Viewed 18635 times since Thu, Jun 15, 2017
A book on a reading list is always on loan, what can I do? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students. If the book you want is out on loan, place a request to have it held for you next.It may also be worth checking LibrarySearch to see ... Read More
What do I do if I can’t renew my books?
Viewed 18302 times since Wed, Dec 7, 2016
What do I do if my books won't renew? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students You need to return the item to any of our campus libraries as soon as possible. Items won't renew if they're requested by someone else or if... Read More
How do I request books/journal articles from another library?
Viewed 17858 times since Fri, Mar 17, 2017
How do I request books/journal articles from another library? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students If Edinburgh Napier University doesn't have what you are looking for, you have a number of different options. Check if the ite... Read More
How do I renew a book, CD or DVD?
Viewed 17560 times since Wed, Dec 7, 2016
How do I renew a book, CD or DVD? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Most of our books, CDs and DVDs now renew automatically up to a maximum period of time, unless they're requested (see automatic renewals - How can you che... Read More
Where are the library books on each campus?
Viewed 17271 times since Thu, Apr 5, 2018
Where are the books in the library? Aimed at:  Everyone   Sighthill Learning Resource Centre (LRC) Books can be found on LRC3 (third floor) and LRC4 (fourth floor). To reach the fourth floor, you must use the internal lifts or stairs within the libra... Read More
What do I do if I get a recall email?
Viewed 17254 times since Thu, Dec 8, 2016
What do I do if I get a recall email? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students The Library will send you a recall email if an item you have borrowed is requested by someone else. You need to return the item to any of our campus librar... Read More
How long can I keep my books and other items borrowed from the library?
Viewed 17001 times since Fri, Dec 9, 2016
How long can I keep my books and other items borrowed from the library? Aimed at: Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Books will automatically renew up to a maximum of 4 months unless recalled. CDs and DVDs will automatically renew up to a ... Read More
Can I download ebooks?
Viewed 16989 times since Wed, Dec 14, 2016
Can I download ebooks? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Most ebooks can be downloaded in part or full, either temporarily (for a maximum of 3 days) or permanently. However, some ebooks cannot. Often this is because they are in... Read More
What do I do if I have damaged a library book?
Viewed 16186 times since Wed, Dec 14, 2016
What do I do if I have damaged a library book? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier's staff and students Go to the Unidesk self-service page, scroll down to Forms and complete and submit a Library - Lost/Damaged Item form. If the book is too damaged to ... Read More
How do I find a book in the library?
Viewed 15832 times since Tue, Nov 8, 2016
How do I find a book in the library? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students To find this  book - Chapman, N., & Chapman, J. (2009) Digital multimedia. Chichester: John Wiley. Go to LibrarySearch. Enter a word or two from the ti... Read More
What is Shelf Help?
Viewed 15517 times since Wed, Nov 8, 2017
What is Shelf Help? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Our new Shelf Help service provides a specially chosen collection of books, films, and apps to help you overcome experiences, thoughts, and feelings that can be stressful or... Read More
Can I borrow a dictionary from the library for my exam?
Viewed 15407 times since Wed, Dec 14, 2016
Can I borrow a dictionary from the library for my exam? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier's students As long as the exam conditions allow you to use a dictionary, you can borrow one from the library.  If all the lending copies are out on loan, please ... Read More
What are automatic renewals?
Viewed 14805 times since Wed, Dec 7, 2016
What are automatic renewals? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Automatic renewals are books, DVDs and CDs that you borrow from Edinburgh Napier University libraries and which renew automatically. Books will renew up to a maximu... Read More
What do I do if I have lost a library book?
Viewed 14743 times since Wed, Dec 14, 2016
What do I do if I've lost a library book? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier's staff and students Go to the Unidesk self-service page, scroll down to Forms and complete and submit a Library - Lost/Damaged Item form. A Lost Item Bill will be gener... Read More
How many books can I borrow?
Viewed 14691 times since Tue, Dec 20, 2016
How many books can I borrow? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Students may borrow up to 15 items at a time.  Staff may borrow up to 25 items at a time. Students: Go to the Finding and borrow books myNapier page Staff: Go to th... Read More
Can my friend return my books?
Viewed 14676 times since Tue, Dec 20, 2016
Can my friend return my books? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students It's fine for friends to return your books as we don't need your personal details to return them. However, you must borrow the books yourself as you nee... Read More
Can you post books out to me?
Viewed 14484 times since Thu, Dec 15, 2016
Can you post books out to me? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students If you are studying part-time, distance learning or on University Work Placement, you can request books online using LibrarySearch, and these will be sent to you v... Read More
Why can’t I pick up a book request at my own library?
Viewed 14343 times since Tue, Dec 13, 2016
Why can't I pick up a book request at my own library? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students  You can! But not if it is on the shelves in that library. You can't place a request for a book which is on the shelf in the libr... Read More
Can I take my books abroad?
Viewed 13576 times since Wed, Nov 8, 2017
Can I take my books abroad? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students We request that you return all Library books before leaving the country. There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, while the items are loaned to you, they rem... Read More
Can I return my books to a different campus?
Viewed 13222 times since Wed, Mar 21, 2018
Can I return my books to a different campus? Aimed at:  Everyone We do prefer that you return your books to their home campus, however you may return them to either of the other two campuses if it is easier or more convenient for you to do so. We hav... Read More
Can I return my books through the post?
Viewed 12329 times since Fri, Jan 27, 2017
Can I return my books through the post? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students If you are unable to return your books in person, you can post them to us at your own expense. Please note the items remain your responsibility until the... Read More